It was a profound statement

That proceeded from Apostle Paul,

‘For when I am weak, then I am strong’

Sounding paradoxical after all.

But he had the revelation

That our strength comes from the Lord,

And the more we’re humbled we come to understand

The truth in His holy word.

We may believe that our physical strength

May put us to an advantage,

Or that our knowledge is superior

Or where our bank account is managed.

Illusions are filled with fantasy

Of how we’d like to be,

But when deceived to believe the lies

Where we clearly cannot see.

Samson was the strongest

But when temptation knocked,

He was led like a lamb to the slaughter

As his secret was unlocked.

When people use force to control

Or to manipulate as well,

It’s an illusion of strength with no foundation

Where disasters it will spell.

Our physical strength does crumble

And our knowledge will puff up,

Whilst our bank account may dwindle

As we all return to dust.

Through faith we are made strong

As the battles are subdued,

Where out of weakness we’re made strong

With a hope that is renewed.

Only God has the ultimate strength

And it’s found in His great love;

Unfailing and unshakeable

And pure from above.

(C) P.B. 2021

“For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  2 Corinthians 12:10

“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’”  2 Corinthians 12:9

“For by strength no man shall prevail.”  1 Samuel 2:9

“We know that we all have knowledge.  Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.”  1 Corinthians 8:1

“And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death, that he told her all his heart, and said to her, ‘No razor has ever come upon my head…  If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.’”  Judges 16:16-17

“Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head.  Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him.”  Judges 16:19

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”  1 John 4:8

“Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” Hebrews 11:33-34

“Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.”  Psalm 24:8